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South American Countries in Chinese Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Uncategorized

We’re going all around the world teaching geography in Chinese here. We started out with the 50 United States in Chinese, and then learned the names for all of the provinces, territories, and capital cities of Canada. Today we’re headed south to study the Chinese names for South American countries and their capital cities.

Machu Picchu, from Dennis Jarvis on

Machu Picchu, from Dennis Jarvis on

South America (南美洲 – nán měi zhōu)

First up, here’s a chart with all of the Chinese names for the countries:

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For pronunciation practice, go ahead and follow along with this video:

South America is also home to two non-sovereign states – the Falkland Islands (福克兰群岛 – fú kè lán qún dǎo) and French Guiana (法属圭亚那 – fà zhǔ guī yǎ nà). Now, you can study the names for the capital cities of South America:

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For even more practice, try answering these questions in Chinese:

Have you been to South America?

你去过南美洲吗? nǐ qù guò nán měi zhōu ma

Which countries have you been to?

去过什么国家? qù guò shèn me guó jiā

Which cities have you been to?

去过什么城市? qù guò shèn me chéng shì

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About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.

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